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2.0 Build 416 (Apr 8, 2006)
Please try not to mislead user with the statement: "has every feature as compared to the commercial ones" because thats is utterly untrue and naive. Do a checkup before reviewing a product, because its a necessity to provide an unbiased, solid and coherent review.
FDM doesnt have rtsp/mms support, no post data request, basic html parser, no streaming script parser, no md5 checksum, no encrypted transfer, no 100% secure logging to remote server, very inconsistent bandwidth fluctuation rectifier. As a commercial IT programmer, this is what we call, an initial evolving prototype, still way much work to be done to even reach pinnacle stage of a solid (code based and functional based) program. Yes, for a basic average pc user, its suffice. But for any power user who requires a constant and reliable data transfer, this will not do. Free or not, it doesn't matter. Learn to code, you can have an exact replica of this program (probably more) in less than 4 hrs.
I'll give a 3 as a token of appreciation to the programmer who took his time to update this software.
2.0 Beta (Apr 5, 2006)
"It has every feature which commercial ones have"
Are you serious. As a programmer myself, this program is the most basic (no pun intended) freeware out there, so much maturing need to be done. No mms/rtsp support, no post data request, no data transfer encryption, no md5 checksum, horrible html parser, no rss feeds, no streaming script parser, childish interface. It's good for any average pc user, but to say it has similar features as the commercial ones are plain ridiculous. GetRight Pro still holds the crown.
1.2.3 Beta Build 358 (Dec 5, 2005)
Posted by xyzcb1:
"I only give it a 4 because it doesn't support any other language other than English."
It does support foreign language, although not natively, but all you need to do is to download from above url and paste .lang file in the utorrent folder. Or you can go straight to the utorrent translation subforum and download more than 20 language (to date) at:
220.127.116.11 (Oct 18, 2005)
It had been mentioned in their official forum:
Features for 1.2:
- Optional DHT Support: decentralized trackers (Mainline and BitComet compatible)
- Unicode support: the currently partial support will be extended
- UDP tracker support
And they still sorting and fixing pre-official bug which they release a new version every single week, let alone to deploy an untested DHT support. So, give the guy a break and let just him do his job for once, and stop all the "I want DHT" sorta question.
4.33 (Sep 30, 2005)
I've been using Dr. Web since 4.16b and this version is no difference in terms of detection, and heuristics wise, this version has come a long way and finally establish themselves alongside NOD32.
The interface has changed slightly, and the resources seems to increased from the normal 4mb (spidernt.exe x2) to 5mb this time around. Unfortunately, 4.33 is not perfect, unchecking the disable enhanced protection will cause a major slowdown and the cpu resources will spiked up to 100%, and there are serious issue regarding the new malware option, changing the action will cause system to crash.
Update: After doing routine full system scan, Dr. Web detected more than 3 false positives which surprisingly hasn't been the case with previous version, and some of the FPs involved Windows core files, including few dll system files. This might cause a major problem to any average user out there, hence i will drop the rating from 4 to 3. And I will seriously not recommend this version of Dr. Web to any average user out there unless you have strong Windows knowledge.
I'll wait for Dr. Web to rectify this issue before i fully deployed this version on my PC. Til then, I will temporarily use F-Prot for the time being.